Friday, June 26, 2009

How is it already the last Friday in June?

Time sure flies here at the lodge. We have lots of new friends joining us every week for vacation. I bet some of the dogs have more fun here with us than their people do on their own trips. We have pools to play in, blankets to nap on, and lots of people to pet us. This is the life!

Theo (Lab), Dyson (Jack Russell Terrier), Hanna (Pug), Hailey (Pug), Avery (Lab/Pitbull mix), Rusty (Sheltie), Rusty (Hound mix), Barrett (American Bulldog mix), Scruffy (Shih Tzu), Summer (Shih Tzu), Maggie Mae (Lab/Border Collie mix), Dexter (American Eskimo), Jaycie (Springer Spaniel) and I made up the crowd in the small room this morning. Theo took a little break from the action to get his bath and pedicure just before nap time. Avery, Theo and Jaycie ran around playing chase with Dexter. Dexter and Jaycie also did some splashing in the pool.

Foxy (Golden Retriever), Romney (Lab/Golden mix), Harley (Lab), Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Raena (Rottweiler mix) and Koda (Shepherd mix) loved the pool today. Romney, Harley and Tiki were probably in the water at least as often as they were out of it.

Other news from the week:

Otto (English Setter) has a crush on Maya (Border Collie/Spaniel mix), and maybe a little crush on Carlee (Husky mix) too. Otto has been quite the ladies man, also playing a lot with Zoey (Lab mix) this week.

JJ (Lab mix) somehow made it through a week without Koco, by keeping busy with Koda and Harley.

Rather than mud wrestling, we had a few sessions of pool wrestling. Blitz (Bearded Collie mix) and Harley were the champs.

Newt (Yorkie) has a major crush on Mackenzie (Lab/Border Collie mix) and couldn't stop following her around. She didn't mind, but also didn't seem to feel the same way about him. It's tough being a little guy.

Chico (Lhasapoo) also has a crush on Maya. It must be those beautiful blue eyes.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Feeling like summer today!

We started the day today with the overhead doors open, but we were relaxing in the air conditioning by lunchtime. Ashley (human) filled one of the pools for us. Tiki (Golden Retriever) and Cooper (Yorkie) enjoyed the water the most, and got completely soaked. Mason (Border Collie) chased balls a lot, ran around with Otto (English Setter), Chico (Lhasa Poo) and Cooper. Daisy (Doberman/Pit mix), Raia (Doberman/Pit mix), Avery (Lab mix), and Zoey (Lab mix) had their little clique going again. Newt (Yorkie) chased Mason while Mason chased balls. Everyone had so much fun!
Molly (Mountain Cur), Duke (Rhodesian mix), Romney (Lab/Golden mix), Mattie (English bulldog) and I (Betty the beagle) were the big dogs today. Mattie and I really wrestled a lot, and the others tried to keep up with us. Everyone was ready for nap time.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Welcome Huffy and Romney!

We have two new friends so far this week at the lodge! Huffy (Staffordshire mix) and Romney (Lab/Golden mix) had a great time together. They are new BFFs, but they played well with Avery (Lab/Pitbull mix) and Tiki (Golden), too. Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix) was reunited with her littermate Daisy today after over a week apart. They were thrilled to see each other. Cooper (Yorkie) still has his crush on Zoey (Lab mix). Otto (English Setter) wanted to play with Mason (Border Collie), but Mason was more interested in chasing a ball. Jackson (Border Collie) was pleased to see a few of his sheep here today, Chico (Lhasa Poo) and Cooper (Maltese). He loves to circle the room as if he is herding them. I'm not sure if they really know what Jack is trying to do. This afternoon, the swimming pool came out. We used it more as a water bowl than a place to swim today. Huffy loves to play tug with Raia and Avery, or anyone really.